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Corfu Travel Information

One of the most popular of all the Greek islands, Corfu -  known as the Emerald Isle -  has over 200 beaches, a wealth of tradition, stunning scenery, great  nightlife and some wonderful history just waiting to be explored.
With the breathtaking cliffs at Paleokastritsa that wrap around the coastline; sand and pebble beaches, pine trees, lemon and orange groves - Corfu is tapestry of vibrant colours. There are places for all tastes and styles from idyllic little fishing villages to busy resorts and elegant marinas, a wide choice of local and international cuisine, lots of watersports and a championship golf course at Ropa Valley.

Corfu town has a myriad of lovely streets and a magnificent esplanade, the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by or to take a rest before exploring the ancient streets with Venetian buildings and monuments, Byzantine churches and fortresses, museums and the palace of St George and St Michael. Mouse island is very pretty and is just off the coast of Kanoni. Mount Pantokratoras has incredible views of the entire island and is home to a monastery with frescoes and icons from the 14th and 15th centuries. The neighbouring islands of Paxos and Antipaxos are easily visited.

29 Beaches in Corfu received the Blue Flag award in 2003.

Eating Out
You’ll find a great variety of places to eat and drink on Corfu. There are trendy tavernas, rustic restaurants, lively bars, discos and fast food diners.

There is everything from international boutiques to traditional craft shops and plenty more in between in Corfu town.  Don’t forget, in most places the shops stay open well in to the evening – but they may be closed in the afternoon.